Prabhu L. Pingali

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Prabhu Pingali is the Deputy Director of Agriculture Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a role he has held since June 2008.[1] Prior to that, he was the Director of the Agricultural and Development Economics Division at the FAO from September 2002 until 2008. He also served as the Director of the Economics Program at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) from 1996 until 2002, a Program Leader and Agricultural Economist at the International Rice Research Institute from 1991 until 1996, and an economist at the World Bank's Agriculture and Rural Development Department from 1982 to 1987. He earned his Masters in economics at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in 1977 and his PhD in Economics at North Carolina State University in 1982.[1]

"Pingali was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences as a Foreign Associate in May 2007, and he was elected Fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association in 2006. Pingali was the President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) from 2003-06.
"Pingali has over twenty five years of experience in assessing the extent and impact of technical change in agriculture in developing countries, including Asia, Africa and Latin America... He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Food Research Institute, and an Affiliate professor at the University of the Philippines at Los Baños.
"Prabhu Pingali has authored nine books and over one hundred referred journal articles and book chapters on technological change, productivity growth and resource management issues in Asia, Africa and Latin America. He has received several international awards for his work, including two from the American Agricultural Economics Association: Quality of Research Discovery Award in 1988 and Outstanding Journal Article of the Year (Honorable Mention) in 1995.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Prabhu Pingali, LinkedIn, Accessed October 26, 2011.
  2. Prabhu Pingali, Accessed October 26, 2011.
  3. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Panel, organizational web page, accessed November 28, 2014.

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